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  • A to Z Maps Online
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    This collection of world, continent, country, and state maps contains > over 145,000 current maps, including political maps, physical maps, and thematic maps on population, weather, trees, etc. In the link to Education--Teaching Tools are games, images and puzzles.
  • AccessUN
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    AccessUN indexes the majority of United Nations documents and publications. Articles appearing in UN periodicals are individually indexed as well as bilateral and multilateral treaties in the UN Treaty Series.

    Documents from the six main bodies of the United Nations - General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, Secretariat and International Court of Justice - are indexed. Masthead documents (formerly referred to as mimeographed documents), Official Records, sales publications, limited and restricted documents, and documents emanating from sessional and standing committees, functional commissions, conferences and regional bodies are the basis of the Index.

    Full-text resolutions from the General Assembly, Security Council and the Economic and Social Council are appended to their respective bibliographic citations.

  • Adams Papers Digital Edition
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    This Rotunda collection includes John Adams’s complete diaries, selected legal papers, and the ongoing series of family correspondence and state papers. This collection provides online access to all 30 volumes of the Adams Papers from the founding generation published through 2006. The contents are fully annotated, feature linked cross-references, and may be accessed by date, series, author, or recipient.
  • Alternative Press Archive
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    The Alternative Press Archive is an interdisciplinary bibliographic database (with links to full-text) of more than 474,000 journal, newspaper, and magazine articles in over 700 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Born of the New Left, it was launched in 1969 to provide access to the emerging theories and practices of radical social change. The Archive covers 1969-1990. The Alternative Press Index (API), begins in 1991.
  • Alternative Press Index
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    The API is a bibliographic database (with links to full-text) of more than 368,000 journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 300 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Born of the New Left, it was launched in 1969 to provide access to the emerging theories and practices of radical social change. Coverage, beginning in 1991, is both international and interdisciplinary. The Alternative Press Archive covers 1969-1990.
  • Aluka
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    A digital library containing scholarly resources from and about Africa. The USC Libraries is among the contributors of materials in this database from one of our archival collections relating to the former Portuguese colonies of Mozambique and Angola.
  • American Founding Era Collection
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    This Rotunda collection provides access to the papers of some of the major figures of the early republic: John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Dolley and James Madison, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry, and George Washington. This online collection also includes access to the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution and the Founders Early Access project. All of these digital editions present material from published volumes, including editorial annotations and transcriptions of thousands of documents. This subscription collection also provides powerful advanced search features.
  • American Presidency Project
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    Established in 1999, this site is valuable for its extensive coverage of both historical and current information on United States presidencies and is easy to navigate. It provides a searchable database of over85,000 documents, such as speeches, official papers, executive orders,proclamations, news conferences, and press briefings. Various retrieval options are available, including by keywords, dates, document type, and presidents. Additional in depth analyses are offered on topics that maybe challenging to locate by other means, such as presidential relations with Congress. Lastly, Quick Time Player videos of important presidential election moments, addresses, and speeches are provided.
  • Archive of Americana
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    This family of historical collections contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries.
  • Chatham House Online Archive
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    Chatham House Online Archive provides a searchable, browsable research environment that enables users to explore approximately half a million pages and over ninety years of research, expert analysis, and commentary published in briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers and books. Users also have access to the full text of Chatham House’s two flagship publications: the leading academic journal International Affairs and the magazine The World Today. Additionally, the archive offers unique access to thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures and their fully searchable transcripts offering valuable insight into the thoughts and reasoning’s of key figures in international affairs.
  • CIAO:Columbia International Affairs Online
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    Comprehensive source for research in international affairs.
  • Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966
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    This resource contains papers issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970. These are the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices and include single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports, and texts of treaties. The documents in Confidential Print: Africa cover the whole of the modern period of European colonization of the continent.
  • Congressional Record (2004-2007)
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    The official transcript of debates of the House and the Senate, printed and distributed by GPO and available on Congressional Universe in the daily edition.

    The Record is divided into four parts and paginated as follows in the daily edition.

    • The debate and other floor action of the House and of the Senate are paginated separately, with page numbers beginning "H" (as in H8793) for House debate and "S" (as in S3987) for Senate debate.
    • Material not spoken on the floor may appear in the Extension of Remarks (paged as in E2347) section that appears in the Record after the Senate and House floor debate sections. If a member speaking on the floor requests permission "to revise and extend my remarks," those revisions appear in the Extension of Remarks portion of the Record.
    • The fourth portion of the Record, known as the Daily Digest (paged as in D739), contains a brief synopsis of floor action in both the House and Senate and in all the committees that met on that day. The Daily Digest is especially useful for identifying each day's floor amendments and their disposition.

    Updated daily (available same day as printed version is released).

    Public access to this material is also available at Thomas, a service of The Library of Congress.

  • Council of State Governments
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    The Council of State Governments (CSG) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides quality research support "to help state officials shape public policy." Its research areas include governmental operations, state and federal legislation and regulations, and policies issues at the state and national levels. Of most use is the Knowledge Center section, especially the subsections titled Policy Area, which contains reports on numerous topics (e.g., education, elections, public safety), and Data Center, which links to polling numbers, an unemployment tracker, and a database where one can compare how states perform in certain categories.
  • Country Studies
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    The Country Studies/Area Handbook Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Studies included here were published between 1988 and 1998. Information on some countries may no longer be up to date. See the "Research Completed" date at the beginning of each study or the "Data as of" date at the end of each section of text. Older studies, including some on countries that no longer exist in the same form, such as East Germany and the Soviet Union, may be retained because they continue to offer historical information of value to researchers.
  • CQ Almanac
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    The CQ Almanac Online Edition brings together over sixty years of authoritative congressional reporting in one, easy-to-use resource. The site pairs all of the content from the print volumes with a number of electronic features and functions that make navigating the content fast and easy. with efforts have been made to create a uniform interface that facilitates searching and browsing of all content. With the online edition users can navigate with ease through 60 years of congressional coverage; access tables, graphs, and charts that help explain the issues; browse by subject, decade, or by a particular year's table of contents; use Policy Tracker to explore a specific policy topic and see how it has changed over the years; save useful documents or frequent searches for future consultation; and, automatically generate citations in four styles with CQ Press's CiteNow! Feature.
  • CQ Global Researcher Archive
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    Features dozens of downloadable reports on important global issues dating back to 2007.
  • CQ Press Electronic Library
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    An integrated search environment for obtaining analysis on Congressional issues in the news and coverage of the status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering. This database searches the full-text of CQ Weekly, CQ Researcher, CQ Historic Documents, contact directories, a variety of reference books, and selected datasets focused on issues in U.S. politics and areas of public policy, such as, health care, education, economics, bioethics, environment, and society. Contents are created by more than 125 Capitol Hill reporters, editors, and researchers to provide non-partisan coverage and detailed analysis of issues facing Congress on a daily basis. Coverage is from 1972 to the present.
  • CQ Press Political Reference Suite of Online Editions
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    Publications from CQ Press dating back to 1945, a total of 110 reference works, including directories, encyclopedias, handbooks, compendia, yearbooks, etc.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
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    Data-Planet (formerly ProQuest Statistical DataSets) is an interactive database that allows users to create tables, maps, and figures from a variety data sources covering banking, criminal justice, education,energy, food and agriculture, government, health, housing and construction,industry and commerce, labor and employment, natural resources and environment, income, cost of living, stocks, transportation, and more. Data holdings for the United States are significant with some data available at state, county, or local geographies. International data,available at the country level, include population, food and agriculture, labor, trade, and more. Data are organized by subject and source.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference
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    It is a very large dynamic repository with the ability to ingest massive amounts of statistical data combined with descriptive content and a robust suite of visualization, search, and analysis capabilities on a single platform.
  • Declassified Documents Reference System
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    Declassified Documents Index provides full text access to formerly U.S. government classified documents that Primary Source Media obtains as they are declassified. The documents emanate from a wide variety of government agencies including the CIA, Department of State, National Security Council, Department of Defense, FBI, etc. It is possible to search by subject, title words, issue date, and documents source. Help in searching is available on-line or ask a librarian in VKC Library for assistance.

    The full text of the documents are available online as well as on microfiche in VKC Library. The call number of the microfiche collection is no.427 and it is located in the microfiche cabinets on the east side of the library. It is necessary to have the Fiche Issue Date, the Fiche Number and the Document Number to locate a document in the fiche collection.

  • Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
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    This Rotunda collection draws upon thousands of sources to trace the Constitution’s progress through each of the thirteen states’ conventions. This online collection allows users to search the complete contents by date, title, author, recipient, or state affiliation and includes the annotations and indexing available in the print edition.
  • EIU Country Commerce
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    A practical reference guide to the specific operating conditions, commercial laws and business regulations in more than 55 countries. It offers guidance on issues such as obtaining proper permits and registrations, protecting intellectual property and complying with local tax laws-including e-commerce rules. Provided by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • EIU Country Report
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    Provides detailed political, economic and business information on 180 countries.
  • Federal Register (2003-2007)
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    The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders, meeting notices, and other presidential documents. Searchable by Code of Federal Regulations citation.
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Services: Daily Reports (1941-1996) plus Annexes
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    Content will be released to this digital product on a monthly basis over a time span of about two years. When completed, the product will consist of approximately two million pages. The original mission of FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. These translations, or transcriptions in the case of English language materials, make up the Daily Reports.
  • Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980
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    Sourced from the British Foreign Office files, this resource covers the political and social history of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan in this period with additional content on Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Kashmir, as well as other frontier regions. The threat posed by China and the Soviet Union is analyzed in detail. Other files look at the impact on United Kingdom, US and European trade, industrial policy, education and the media. There is a variety of material including diplomatic dispatches, telegrams, newspaper cuttings and transcripts, maps, photographs, political and economic reports, minutes of meetings, conference proceedings, letters, and other ephemera. This project comprises the following three sections: Independence, Partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-1964; South Asian Conflicts and Independence for Bangladesh, 1965-1971; Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and the Resumption of Civilian Rule in Pakistan, 1972-1980.
  • Gapminder
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    Interactive data visualization tool, includes country-level data on a variety of development-related themes including economic, political, and social measures.
  • Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System Online (HPSSS)
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    HPSSS Online is a web resource that makes the Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System accessible to researchers and students worldwide for the first time.The Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System is a collection of some 700 interview transcripts conducted with refugees from the USSR during the early years of the Cold War. A unique source for the study of Soviet society between 1917 and the mid-1940s, it boasts vast amounts of one-of-a-kind data on political, economic, social and cultural conditions. Access to the HPSSS Online resource is unrestricted. A guide to using the project has also been posted on the site that details the methodological limitations and possibilities of this online resource at some length: http://hcl.harvard.edu/collections/hpsss/working_with_hpsss.pdf
  • Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL)
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    The Homeland Security Digital Library is composed of homeland security documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management collected from a wide variety of sources. These include federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Resources are carefully selected and evaluated by a team of librarians and subject-matter specialists.
  • HOMELANDSECURITYnetBASE
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    From emergency response and disaster planning to counterterrorism, this eBook collection includes resources for emergency preparedness and response to terrorist attacks and natural disasters, transportation security, biodefense, detection of radioactive and radiological materials, and research on next-generation security technologies. It covers homegrown and international terrorism, sleeper cells, and international law.
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
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    The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), established in 1962, is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction.
  • International Historical Statistics
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    International Historical Statistics provides access to 490 tables, covering data on 211 countries and territories collected between 1750-2010. Includes data on the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania as well as on countries whose borders have changed and are now difficult to source (e.g. Czechoslovakia and Zaire). Within each region are chapters on population and vital statistics, labor force, agriculture, industry, external trade, transport & communications, finance, prices, education, and national accounts. Each section has a full description of the sources used to compile the statistics; all statistical tables can be downloaded as ePDFs and/or Excel files with the ability to remove sections and merge tables.N.B. As with all statistical sources, the frequency and completeness of the data will vary by country and source.
  • Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994
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    This database features English translations of foreign-language monographs,reports, serials, journal and newspaper articles, and radio and television broadcasts from regions throughout the world. With an emphasis on communist and third-world countries, this database contains a wealth of hard-to-find scientific, technical, and social science materials translated from many languages. These reports are ideal for researching military,socioeconomic,political, environmental, scientific and technical issues and events.
  • Keesing’s World News Archive
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    Keesing's World News Archive contains about 95,000 unbiased, full-text reports of the most historically significant political, social, and economic events of the world since 1931. About 150 new articles are added each month. Among the events covered are elections and changes of government; wars, treaties, appointments, and diplomacy; terrorism and issues of internal security; legislation, budgets, economic developments and international agreements; actions by the UN and other international organizations; natural disasters, environmental issues, and scientific discoveries. In addition to keyword searching, there is a “Breaking History” feature providing historical analysis and context on today’s headlines. Each Breaking History article uses the Keesing’s archive to generate a full timeline with links to contemporary articles on the events dominating today’s news.
  • Legislative Insight
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    ProQuest Legislative Insight is a Federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full text publications (all PDF format) created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws. With the focus on the public law, ProQuest Legislative Insight will make available approximately 18,000 legislative histories covering laws from 1929 to the present. 9,000 of these are brand new and 4,000 (from 1969-1983) include new research. PDF documents included with the public laws include bills (all versions), legislative reports, documents, CRS reports, committee prints, speeches in the Congressional Record and presidential signing statements.
  • LexisNexis Academic
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    Database of full text online news, business, financial, legal, medical, biographical, government and domestic and international newspaper resources.
    Please check all license agreements posted on the Lexis/Nexis Website at http://www.lexisnexis.com/terms/general. Failure to follow the Terms & Conditions may result in revocation of the Lexis/Nexis license for the University of Southern California. Furthermore it is expressedly forbidden to write search scripts to search this databases.
  • LexisNexis State Capital
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    CIS State Capital Universe is the world's most comprehensive access to state government information from Congressional Information Service, Inc. The service provides access to:
    • state bills and laws
    • constitutions
    • proposed and enacted regulations
    • newspapers of record
    • articles about legislative issues affecting the states
    • legislature membership

    Users can search for information about one state, any combination of states, or all 50 states from a single source.

  • Mideastwire.com
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    An Internet-based service of translated news briefs covering key political, cultural, economic, and opinion pieces appearing in the Arab media.While there are now more than 500 Arabic and Persian news outlets reporting stories from and about the Middle East, there is currently no affordable means for English speakers to gain access to much of this content. Mideastwire.com aims to close this gap by offering daily translated briefs covering some of the key political, cultural, economic and opinion pieces appearing in the Arab media. Currently, the service covers news from all twenty-two Arab countries, Iran, and the Arab diaspora generally, with coverage that extends across the North Africa region as well as including the United Kingdom and other countries that host Pan-Arab media. The site includes a fully searchable archive containing thousands of briefs coded by subject categories (women, judicial, energy etc), specific news sources (Al Hayat, Al Jazeera, Al Quds Al Arabi etc), countries, general topics (opinion, business etc.), and keywords.
  • National Journal Group's Policy Central
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    the National Journal Group is a leading source of nonpartisan reporting on the current political environment and emerging policy trends. Their Policy Central web site allows you to track the development of public policy with archives dating back to 1977; get forward-looking, twice-daily insight on the key players, behind-the-scenes deals, and political strategies and alliances in Congress; obtain coverage of the media's coverage of important developments from hundreds of print, online and broadcast sources; research the largest database of over 5,000 public opinion surveys on political races, important issues and national figures; and, track political and issue campaigns with streaming video of 3,500 television advertisements.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online Political Science
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    A cross-searchable digital library containing more than 200 classic and newly-published works in political science that include coverage of political theory, comparative politics, political economy, democratization, international relations, environmental politics, and American, European Union, UK and Russian politics. USC has access to the full text of titles published up to and including the February, 2006 update.
  • PAIS International
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    A selective list of the latest books, periodical articles, government documents, pamphlets, microfiche, and reports of public and private agencies relating to business, economic and social conditions, public policy and administration, and international relations. The system provides selective subjects and bibliographic access to periodicals, books, hearings, reports, gray literature, government publications, Internet resources, and other publications from 120 countries. Materials are in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish with English language abstracts and subject headings. The database contains more than 480,000 records, each with bibliographic information and brief, descriptive abstracts and includses coverage from 1915 to the present.
  • Papers of Alexander Hamilton
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    Alexander Hamilton is known for the range of his accomplishments, extending into the arenas of economics, diplomacy, warfare, political strategy, and (via his authorship of The Federalist Papers) constitutional law. This Rotunda Collection contains all 27 volumes of the print edition—all the writings by and to Hamilton known to exist, including all editorial annotations.
  • Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry (Standalone Edition)
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    The papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722–1793) and her daughter Harriott Pinckney Horry (1748–1830) document the lives of two founding-era women who were members of one of South Carolina’s leading families. Their letters, diaries, and other documents span nearly a century (1739–1830) and provide a window on politics, social events, and people of the late colonial and early national periods.
  • Papers of George Washington Digital Edition
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    This Rotunda collection includes all 59 volumes of the print edition published up to 2009, encompassing five series and the complete diaries. Users can search by keyword, date, author, and recipient. The indexing of the print volumes is combined into a single online master index, and all internal document cross-references are linked. The digitized content may be navigated by series, date, or index entry.
  • Papers of James Madison Digital Edition
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    This Rotunda collection documents the life and work of one of the most important political and constitutional thinkers in our nation’s history. As chief author of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, secretary of state during the Louisiana Purchase, and the 4th president of the United States, Madison played a central role in the American founding and the growth of the early Republic. The contents feature linked cross-references, and provide the option to sort documents chronologically or by series volume.
  • Papers of Thomas Jefferson Digital Edition
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    This Rotunda collection of Jefferson’s papers brings together all 36 volumes that have been published up to 2009 into one searchable online resource. It also includes the first four volumes of the Retirement Series sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which documents the time between Jefferson’s return to private life and his death in 1826. This online collection also includes all the illustrations and bibliographical content of the print edition, with the addition of linked cross-references and indexes.
  • Political Database of the Americas (PDBA)
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    The PDBA is a non-governmental project of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Georgetown University in collaboration with the OAS, FLACSO-Chile, and other organizations in the region. It offers information about institutions and political processes, national constitutions, branches of government, elections, political constitutional studies and other subjects related to democracy in the Americas. With more than 1,500 pages of information, it is an important source of relevant to the 35 countries of the region including U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Information is classified according to the themes: Political Constitutions and Comparative Constitutional Studies; Executive Branch; Legislative Branch ; Judicial Branch; Electoral Data and Systems; Political Parties; Decentralization and Local Governance; Democracy and Citizen Security; Indigenous Peoples, Democracy and Political Participation; Civil Society.
  • Polling the Nations
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    Database of public opinion polls taken on a variety of subjects. Although the database contains polls from all over the world, the majority were conducted in the United States. Each record in the database consists of one poll question and the participants' responses. Also includes source of poll, contact information, sample size, and notes on the sample population. Records are searchable by subject, publication year, general and specific location of poll and survey method.
  • ProCon.org
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    The web site’s mission is to promote “critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.” Topics such as Sex and Gender, Religion, and Media and Entertainment have at least one pro/con issue. The "for" and "against" text is in two columns, preceded by a “Did you know” and followed by a background essay. Footnotes are embedded in the text with many live links.
  • Proquest Congressional
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    This database indexes and abstracts a broad spectrum of Congressional publications, including hearings (testimony), committee prints, reports, documents, and full text of bills and public laws. The database provides full-text access to the U.S. Statutes at Large from 1789 to the present. The U.S. Statutes at Large is a chronological compilation of federal laws, joint and concurrent resolutions, presidential proclamations, reorganization plans, and constitutional amendments.
  • Proquest Congressional Hearings Digital Collection (1824-2010)
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    A wealth of information is contained in the full-text of 78,639 published and unpublished hearings, including all oral statements, committee questions and discussion. Also includes are texts of related reports, statistical analyses, correspondence, exhibits and articles presented by witnesses or inserted into the record by committee members and staff
  • ProQuest Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection
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    The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings, debates, and activities of the U.S. Congress. Although the Record contains a substantially verbatim account of the proceedings and debate, it also contains extensive inserted materials, communications from the President and executive agencies, memorials, and petitions.
  • ProQuest Congressional: Unpublished Hearings Digital Collection 1973-1992
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    Unpublished Hearings, House, Indexing and Searchable PDFs.
  • ProQuest CRS Reports
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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively as a reference and research service for the U.S. Congress. CRS prepares studies and issue briefs on a variety of topics providing background information for investigations and legislative proposals under study by Congress. Reports may take many forms: policy analysis, economic studies, statistical reviews, legal analyses, historical studies, chronologies, and two-page fact sheets.
  • ProQuest History Vault: American Politics and Society from JFK to Watergate, 1960–1975
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    The Kennedy files include documents from the 1960 presidential campaign and cover the major issues dealt with during his presidency. The Johnson administration collection covers his 7-year presidency, from the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 to civil unrest and fighting in Vietnam. Nixon administration materials consist of his White House files and official transcripts of the 4 major Watergate-related trials. There is also a collection of economic records from the Ford administration, included because many of Ford’s advisers worked in the Nixon administration. Collections from other federal agencies are included: records of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); records of the National Council on Indian Opportunity, FBI files on the American Indian Movement; records of the Associated Press’s Cape Canaveral Bureau.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight
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    ProQuest Statistical Insight abstracts include a detailed description of a publication's statistical contents and primary bibliographic information like title, date, collation, agency report number (if any), and periodicity. Whenever possible, the Superintendent of Documents classification number, the Library of Congress card number, the Government Printing Office (GPO) Monthly Catalog entry number, the GPO stock number, and the depository item number are also included. The abstract may also contain two hypertext links - one to the agency's World Wide Web site where the full text of the publication may be viewed and downloaded; the other to the full text on Statistical Universe, where the publication can be viewed, downloaded and accessed section by section or table by table.
  • Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest
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    Britain and America saw dramatic changes in the period from 1950-1975. This collection of primary source materials covers such topics as the Vietnam war, student protests, consumerism, music, fashion, etc. It includes the Social Protest Collection from UC Berkeley, a wide range of zines and alternative press publications, posters, and multimedia.
  • Roper Center Public Opinion Archives (with iPOLL)
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    The Roper Center maintains an archive of public opinion survey data. And allows users to search a database of survey questions (iPoll) or download data files directly (RoperExpress). Users will need to enter their USC email address to access data. For quick polling statistics by subject, check out the link to “Topics at a glance”.
  • SAGE eReference
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    Sage e-Reference is a full-text collection of over 80 online specialized encyclopedias in the social sciences, including communications, gender studies, social work, history, psychology, etc. Search one encyclopedia, or all of them simultaneously.
  • Senate Executive Journals, Series I, 1789-1866
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    The Senate Executive Journals are the minutes of the meetings of the U.S. Senate - an official record of business on petitions, memorials, motions, bills, resolutions, and the votes on them. The Journals do contain occasional excerpts from both speeches on the floor of the chamber and communications sent to Congress by the President and the heads of the Executive Departments. The Executive Session Journal of the Senate is a record of its closed session deliberations, mostly on two principal topics: treaties and nominations.
  • University on the Square: Documenting Egypt's 21st Century Revolution
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    This digital collection features oral histories, photographs, video recordings, and visual art that document the January 25, 2011 Revolution. It preserves the history of the 18 Days in Egypt and beyond by collecting content from activists, participants, and observers from the American University in Cairo as well as members of the larger Egyptian and global communities."From the American University in Cairo Library.
  • USC Center on Public Diplomacy Library
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    This expanding library will soon be a dynamic, searchable database of all things public diplomacy. It will contain a cross-section of books, legislation, news articles, government reports, academic studies, experts, courses, organizations, websites, as well as some unique documents that will not be available anywhere else on the Web.
  • USC Digital Library
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    The USC Digital Library (USCDL) is the digital repository for original research materials which have been selected for archiving by the Libraries. Content made available by the USCDL facilitates new and creative opportunities for scholarship and teaching by providing enhanced access to materials which feature and highlight the Libraries' holdings or from non-Library held collections identified in collaboration with members of the USC academic community. Accordingly, the USCDL provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats. These may include, but are not limited to USC theses and dissertations; photographs; rare books, or portions thereof; manuscripts; source documents; sound recordings; moving images; data sets; 'born digital' documents; and digital representations of physical objects. USCDL content can be licensed or sub-licensed to parties outside of USC.
  • Water Resources Abstracts
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    Water Resources Abstracts provides summaries from 1967 to the present of the world's technical, scientific, and public policy literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources as well as the legal aspects of water supply, use, control, or management. Abstracts are drawn from journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports in the physical and life sciences, as well as from engineering, legal, and government publications. The database also includes access to Water Resources Netsites, linking to research and development programs, data sets, lists of experts and researchers, conference and meetings information, and other resources on the Internet.
  • White House
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    With prominent links to the President’s Weekly Address, the NationalBudget, and the economic recovery plan, the searchable site alsoprovides links for both current news (“The Briefing Room”), theadministration’s “Agenda” (nicely narrowed by topic), and ways to learnabout “Our Government”, especially the Executive Branch. “TheAdministration” lists the President, First Lady, Cabinet members, WhiteHouse Staff and even the Vice-President and his wife; “About the WhiteHouse” tours the building itself and its former residents, Air ForceOne, and Camp David.
  • World Bank Worldwide Development Indicators
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    The World Bank's World Development Indicators provides direct access to more than 700 development indicators, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to present. A subset of these data can be viewed graphically within the World Bank's Data Visualizer.

    Also, check out the World Banks new open-data initiative.

  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
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    This database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international journal literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration and policy. Over 1,700 titles are monitored for coverage and, of these, 67% are published outside of the United States.